As the first point of contact for many of those who get in touch with Cape Town Opera, Zanele is relatively new to the industry but already confidently acts as the ears and voice of the company for guests, collaborators and new arrivals. At Cape Town Opera’s busiest times, you’ll find her at the central hub of communication, manning phones and email to ensure that productions come together in the excellent style to which CTO audiences are accustomed, while quieter days see her assisting the team in planning for future projects. Also an accomplished writer, Zanele reads avidly and has had her work on topics such as politics and gender justice published in the likes of the Daily Maverick and Mail & Guardian.